1989 September Movies

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

    • NC-17
    • 98 min
    • Drama

    The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.

    Sea of Love (1989)

    Sea of Love

    • 76%
    • R
    • 113 min
    • Crime

    Frank Keller is a New York detective investigating a case of a serial killer who finds the victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. Keller falls in love with Helen, the main suspect in the case.

    Black Rain (1989)

    Black Rain

      • R
      • 125 min
      • Action

      Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.

      Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

      Drugstore Cowboy

      • 100%
      • R
      • 102 min
      • Crime

      Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.

      Mystery Train (1989)

      Mystery Train

      • 88%
      • R
      • 110 min
      • Comedy

      Mystery Train interweaves three engrossing stories, all influenced by the Elvis Presley song of the same name and his beloved hometown of Memphis. As the characters paths collide through laughter, fear and fate; you can practically feel the presence of the King himself in every scene and his legacy impressed on a generation of equally lost souls in this wry, brilliantly structured comedy.

      Erik the Viking (1989)

      Erik the Viking

      • 47%
      • PG-13
      • 107 min
      • Comedy

      Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.

      Johnny Handsome (1989)

      Johnny Handsome

      • 62%
      • R
      • 94 min
      • Crime

      A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.

      "Screen Two" Fellow Traveller

        • PG-13
        • 97 min
        • Documentary

        In Hollywood during the 1950's, screenwriter Asa Kaufman reflects on his Communist associations and knows that he will soon be forced to testify before committees investigating "Un-American" activities. He can no longer find employment in Hollywood anyway, so decides to flee to England and get work there writing children's TV. Soon after arriving, he hears that his best friend since childhood, actor Clifford Byrne, has committed suicide. Asa is sure that this is related to...

        Apartment Zero (1989)

        Apartment Zero

        • 94%
        • 117 min
        • Drama

        The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.

        Blood and Sand (1989)

        Blood and Sand

          • R
          • 113 min
          • Drama

          Juan is a young Spanish man whose dream is to become one of the famous toreros. When he was caught making an illegal (and in fact for the real torero life endangering) night bullfight with one of the destinated bulls for the corridas on the property of the Sols he meets the daughter of the American landowner Dona Sol, half Spanish, half American, and falls desperately in love with her. She brings him in contact with a famous torero and thus converts Juan into one of the famous, too. Still in...

          Captain N: The Game Master

            • R
            • 25 min

            Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland, along with his dog, Duke, to defeat the evil villainess, Mother Brain. Mother Brain is trying to conquer Videoland. Kevin has been brought to defeat her, as foretold in an Ancient Prophecy. Kevin is given the title "Captain N: The Game Master". He and Duke join the N Team, which consists of Princess Lana (the Ruler of Videoland), Simon Belmont (the hero from Castlevania), Mega...

            Champions Forever

              • 90 min
              • Documentary

              In this movie, you will discover the real men behind the legends, and uncover the hidden anguish and secret passions that drove them to greatness. Hear them talk about themselves and each other with surprising candor as they discuss their highs and lows both in and out of the ring.

              Chandni (1989)

              Chandni

                • R
                • 179 min
                • Romance

                Love comes to Chandni (Sridevi) and Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) in one breathless moment as if time and hearts have stopped. They plan the happiness of the shared future. But life has other plans. In one cruel stroke of fate, Chandni faces life alone, her heart and her dreams shattered. Then she meets Lalit (Vinod Khanna). Lalit, whose eyes are dark with the shadows of the tragic memories of his first love. But in Chandni's smile he sees a wonderful radiance that for the first time chases those...

                Charles Manson Superstar (1989)

                Charles Manson Superstar

                  • Unrated
                  • 100 min
                  • Documentary

                  For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His thought was born in the hole of solitary confinement, apart from time and beyond the grasp of society. In his cell, he created his own world and speaks his own language: he has concluded that there is only the mind. This DVD will relinquish to you the extreme story of the killer of all killers:...

                  Chattahoochee (1989)

                  Chattahoochee

                  • 17%
                  • 97 min
                  • Biography

                  Emmet Foley, a decorated but troubled Korean War vet suffering from PTSS and impotence, has a breakdown and goes on a shooting spree in his neighborhood, subliminally hoping to commit "suicide by cop." Failing that, he shoots himself in the chest but survives to be sentenced to a "maximum security" mental health facility in 1955 Florida. While recovering, he begins to feel a sense of rage over the mistreatment and open abuse of his fellow inmates, whose needs are ignored in an atmosphere of...

                  Diamond Skulls (1989)

                  Diamond Skulls

                  • 36%
                  • R
                  • 100 min
                  • Drama

                  Hugo, heir to a fortune, is married to Ginny. They have a young son, and she seems devoted to Hugo, but jealousy wracks him: he imagines her in the arms of a colleague, he spies on her, he rages. One night, after drinking with members of his regiment, he runs his car over a woman: she dies, and all but one of his pals urge him to drive on. Why didn't he stop or swerve? She looked like Ginny. A psychological tug of war ensues: Peter, Hugo's business associate, wants to use the...

                  Die Zauberflöte (1989)

                  Die Zauberflöte

                    • Unrated
                    • 160 min

                    A delightful fairy tale, Mozart's final operatic legacy remains a great work in the spirit of the Enlightenment. Intertwining music of awesome purity and beauty with the conventions of musical comedy, it explores Man's search for truth and his confusion between the forces of light and dark. This production from The Drottningholm Court Theatre is conducted by Arnold Ostman and played on authentic period instruments.

                    Dragon Fight (1989)

                    Dragon Fight

                      • Unrated
                      • 96 min
                      • Action

                      Two martial artist friends from China are performing a show in the States. Trouble starts when one of them decides to defect and stay in America.

                      Easy Wheels (1989)

                      Easy Wheels

                        • 94 min
                        • Action

                        A group of leather-clad bikers are on the trail of the female bikers who are stealing babies all over the state and selling them on the black market.

                        Eversmile, New Jersey (1989)

                        Eversmile, New Jersey

                          • 91 min
                          • Comedy

                          Traveling dentist O'Connell traverses South America on his motorcycle for the 'Eversmile' foundation of New Jersey, in a fight not only against caries, but also against fear, ignorance, indifference - and established antediluvian dentists. During a stop at a lonesome garage he meets Estella, who is supposed to marry a few days later. However she'd rather come with him - to meet a former boyfriend in another town, she says. Expecting problems, he refuses to take her, but she tricks him into it...